Hot food holding equipment can support a variety of foodservice operations. Some key market segments for this product include catering, school foodservice, supermarkets, prisons and healthcare. Basically, any foodservice operator that needs to keep warm a specific menu item for a period of time can use a piece of hot food holding equipment.
By allowing the foodservice staff to prepare menu items in advance and hold them safely while maintaining product quality, hot food holding cabinets can help alleviate production burdens and enhance service to customers. Also, by working ahead, foodservice operators can potentially cut down on the amount of labor they need to serve customers.
There really is no target product for hot food holding equipment. Rather, deciding what piece of hot food holding equipment best suits a foodservice operation comes down to what menu items they tend to hold and for how long. For example, muscle meats such as pork loins, turkey breasts and the like tend to keep well in many pieces of hot food holding equipment because they don't dry out quickly. But crispy items, such as fried chicken, tend to be harder to hold because the operator is trying to achieve two goals: crunchy outside and moist inside.